Media Minute: “Supernatural”


“I think dad wants us to pick up where he left off, you know? Saving people, hunting things; the family business.”

That is the iconic quote spoken by Dean Winchester that captures the heart of what has become one of the most popular TV show series today.

Supernatural is a story that began in September of 2005 about the two very attractive, yet super badass Winchester brothers traveling the United States hunting and killing the supernatural creatures that are claiming the lives of innocents.

Now you’re probably thinking this show is a complete wackjob, but hear me out. I know it sounds very “dungeons and dragons,” but I wasn’t into that kind of stuff either.

Supernatural literally has it all. You got your super hunky stars for the sex appeal, Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester and Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester. You got your hardcore action scenes with various types of weapons and amazing kill shots- numerous in every episode.

There’s obviously a horror element with the blood, gore, and terrifying creatures that emerge in each episode. It’s suspenseful, mysterious, and thrilling. There are even religious undertones in the storyline as well, but there is one thing that you might not expect out of this series.

It is hilarious. Between Dean’s sexual, inappropriate, slightly vulgar humor and Castiel’s cluelessness and lack of empathy, the show brings me to tears most times.

The show is so dynamic and innovative the way it captures all of these appeals. Each episode continuously has you on your seat, wondering what type of monster they’re going to kill next and what it will take to, as Dean would say, “gank it.”

Each season starts with a main goal, and each episode takes you through multiple states, adventures, and creatures on your way to fight the big boss at the end.

You’ll see your normal monsters such as demons, angels, zombies, vampires, werewolves, and ghosts. But they don’t stop there. Have you ever heard of a Leviathan? How about a Changling? Hellhounds? Rugaru? Wendigo? Djinn?

I think the coolest part about Supernatural is that there is a true aspect to every episode. I’ve Google’d some of the monsters on the show, and there is actually ancient lore on them that exists. It’s beyond interesting, and it just might make you wonder what is really lurking out there in the dark.